Rockwood Display Team

About the team

The Rockwood Dog Display Team was first formed in 1982 and is based in Caerphilly S. Wales. They travel extensively all over Great Britain including the Channel Islands and Ireland. Along with performing at some of the countries leading outdoor events the team have had four Royal performances within the last two years.

There are fifteen personnel in the team; all are volunteers who give up a great deal of time to travel around Great Britain at over 40 shows throughout the summer with their dogs. The dogs are all family pets and live within the home.

Many of the dogs working with the team have been rescued from bad homes and come in all shapes and sizes. The handlers all attend Martins Dog Training Centre in Caerphilly and have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience. The main aim of the team is to educate the public in the responsibilities of owning a dog and to provide a varied and entertaining program to suit members of the public from all walks of life.

Dog training and responsible dog ownership not only benefits dog owners but none dog owners as well. By brining together education and family entertainment we demonstrate the benefits of a trained dog and the enjoyment it can bring.

The Team has been responsible for raising many thousands of pounds for various charities. We have worked for the RSPSA, The National Canine Defense League and in 1990 we performed at a show in Windsor Castle and helped raise £20,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

With a lot of help from dog owners and schools in our local area, in April 1994 we took eight tones of medical aid to a Rijeka Children's Hospital, Croatia in our display team coach. Every year the team performs at the annual re-union for Battersea Dogs Home at Battersea park in London. This year they are raising funds for the Ty Haffan Childrens Hospice.